iPhone 8 Plus delivered. Gap between glass and sides?

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  1. Macs4u, Sep 22, 2017
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    Macs4u macrumors 6502

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    Just had my iPhone 8 Plus delivered and happy for the most part. Only issue I have is that if you look at the phone the left top seems to have a little more gap between the glass and the aluminium than the right top , don't know if that would decrease its waterproofness? I don't plan on getting it wet but you can never say never. 4k 60fps video seems good quality!

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  2. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    That's how my 7 is around the top of the front glass. Gets full of fuzz and pocket junk all the time. Maybe stop by a store and compare it to a display model, swap it out if the store ones are sans gap.
     
  3. Macs4u thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nearest Apple Store to me is 160 miles round trip so will see if anybody else chimes in and says "yes but its still waterproof" as if so will just keep it , if not then ill have to.

    Matt
     
  4. UKapple macrumors regular

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    Send it back. There’s clearly a gap there that isn’t present on the other side. We pay a lot of money for these devices so they should be perfect. This is one of the downsides about being an early adopter of devices, I experienced it with my galaxy S8 plus. I went through 2 devices until I found one that didn’t have the red hue problem that plagued the early devices.
     
  5. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't have to be an Apple store, go check out a carrier or other retail shop? If it's bad, call Apple.
     
  6. shootertwist14 macrumors newbie

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    sorry for the OT, but the silver/white really looks good from those close up pics, hmm, could give the space gray a run for its money, its very classy
     
  7. drzen macrumors member

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    Historically, do the first run models tend to have more production issues? Mine is week 35.
     
  8. Macs4u thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ive just called o2 and told them I want it swapping.They are sending a new one out for tomorrow and then will collect this at the same time. Will let you all know what the new one is like.

    Matt
     
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  10. DNichter macrumors 68030

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    I don't see the issue. They are different materials so there will be a a tiny gap.
     
  11. Macs4u thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A tiny gap I don't mind. The left has a gap that is twice as thick (albeit probably half a mmm at most) that doesn't sound like good build quality on a £100 phone , when its nearly a £1000 phone I want it perfect.

    Matt
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    From what I understand, there's a very thin plastic gasket between the glass and the sides.
     
  13. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    Came in to say this, after i just saw a video review about it.

    Does the 7 have this plastic?
     
  14. DNichter macrumors 68030

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    Understand. I don't see it. I would return it if it's a problem for you.
     
  15. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I would take to apple store and see if they agree. They're always good about swapping devices if there's a defect.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    From what I have read, the gap is normal. Some reviews said it makes the iPhone look like a knockoff.
     
  17. wborisenok macrumors 6502

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    I think you could find something like this on every phone you're sent if you analyze it enough. I would let the dust settle and give it a few weeks. You know the phone is backed by a warranty; if you have any issues, you'll be covered. If it still bothers you after that, bring it in and ask them to swap it out. :)
     
  18. Nickpad3 macrumors newbie

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    I’d head over to Home Depot and get some silicone.
     
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  20. noobinator macrumors 601

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    And your next one will have a bigger gap on the right, or a mm difference in something else.
     
  21. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    Does the 8 and 8 Plus have alluminum flanking the sides instead of stainless steel like the X?
     
  22. AppleZombie macrumors 6502

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    You have good eyes. I would have just thrown it into a case not even notice and called it a day.
     
  23. Geert76, Sep 22, 2017
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    a random Apple Store around the world, November 23th 2017

    customer to Genius: ''look, there's a black gap in the middle of the statusbar on my iPhone, I would like to swap!?''
    Genius: ''that's a feature of your brand new iPhone''
    customer: :eek:

    #TheNotch
    #X
     

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